curated by Gustavo Matamoros

Featuring: Rene Barge, David Dunn, Russell Frehling and Gustavo Matamoros

October 19, 2012
Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39 St. Suite 112, Miami FL 33137 

Acoustical Transpositions in a Single Architectural Space Works* by Listening Gallery** sound artists Rene Barge, David Dunn, Russell Frehling.

When we experience recorded sound we hear in it acoustical features of the space in which that sound was recorded. Among them we hear things like resonance—the tendency of architecture to amplify certain frequencies over others. This means that the articulation of sound excites and makes audible aspects of architecture not perceivable otherwise. The term acoustical transposition refers here to the retuning of sound recorded in one space, adjusted to articulate acoustical features belonging to a different space.
The sound installations featured in Acoustical Transpositions in a Single Architectural Space were selected for their contrasting content and will represent site-specific adaptations of the originals, adaptations that will work as sonic stimuli to produce different articulations of the given exhibition space. Each installation will play one at a time in sequence through the evening.
Audiences will be able to listen to each acoustical articulation separately and experience subtle differences in the relationship between the sounds and their new habitat by physically walking across the room … listening … stopping … seating or laying on the floor … turning to one side … listening some more … standing back up … traveling to another location … listening again … turning again … moving again …
(*) The pieces featured in this program were originally commissioned by SFCA [] for the Listening Gallery with funding from Knight Foundation with additional support from the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Sennheiser USA.
(**) Listening Gallery is a site-specific surround sound art lab that offers its artists a unique context for the creative engagement of acoustical public space located at 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. The Listening Gallery is possible by a partnership with Artcenter/South Florida.

Partial view of the sound installation